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to burn down the victims' house. jennifer hawke-petit and her two daughters were tortured and killed before the fire was set. jurors today heard an expert witness describe photos found in one of the suspect's cell phones taken while the youngest daughter and her mother were sexually assaulted. >>> word tonight from virginia, theresa lewis has been executed. she died by lethal injection. the 41-year-old grandmother was convicted of plotting the 2002 killings of her husband and stepson. asked if she had any last words, lewis said, quote, i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm sorry, referring to kathy cliffton, the daughter of one victim, and the sister of another. her lawyers argue that lewis borderline i.q. allowed her to be manipulated by her co-defendant. >>> today at the u.n., president obama told the general assembly now is the time for israelis and palestinians to work toward a future that includes a palestinian homeland and a secure israel. the president also says the door remains open for talks with iran. however, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested the u.s.
they're doing. >> i couldn't do those moves. hello. jennifer grey did really well. >> made people cry. >> "dirty dancing" come on. the lady can shake it. >> all right. >> we'll shake it to break. [ male announcer ] set down your pencils. step away from the internet. schedule no meetings. hold all your phone calls. for the next hour, there will be no agenda. marie callender's invites you back to lunch, with a new line of fresh recipes. like chicken teriyaki with crisp water chestnuts. it steams to perfection in minutes, giving the fresh flavors and textures of a homemade meal. marie's new steamed meals. it's time to savor. >>> all right. big, big story on capitol hill today. less than two hours from now the senate plans a procedural vote on ending the
with here in the city. >> reporter: jennifer coffee said habitat is looking for 30 first-time home buyers. she said they won't be able to build unless they have a family. >> needing 30 families means that we're putting some homes on hold a little bit. >> reporter: in order to be eligible for a habitat home families have to meet the qualifications. coffee says the biggest hang-up? families' fear of taking on a mortgage. >> if a person is paying more than $400 in rent, they're throwing their money away. >> reporter: but coffee said a few habitat homes have gone into foreclosure, leaving them vacant. >> there is a mortgage payment that these families have to pay. the average is $350. so if, if they don't pay the $350, then unfortunately they can't stay. >> reporter: habitat said they hope it sends a message to low-income families, if they want a home, now is the time. >> all right. let's get you to the daily briefing. the white house davely briefing. white house spokesman robert gibbs offering comments on hurricane earl. >> we will let you know when that happens. yes, ma'am? >> do you have a
of illinois. joining me now to talk about this is deputy personal finance editor jennifer merritt. she oversaw the research for the "wall street journal." the bottom line here is for that first job, businesses seem to be preferring not the ivy leagues, but others. these are no slouch schools. this is not like, oh, gosh, let's take second best. those are great schools. why, though, this over the ivy leagues? >> for these entry level jobs people are hoping to grow candidates into the company with. and so one of the reasons is they come very academically prepared. they've all had a major. so they've really got the great, deep skills in a subject. and then because they've got to really fend for themselves at these big schools and take advantage of various resources and network and the wide networks. they're also sort of able to come in, hit the ground running, and that well roundedness. >> ivy league graduates are seen as less -- >> they're less technically prepared in a lot of ways. most ivy league schools don't have majors in a traditional sense, don't have a lot of that bread and butter course
this school opened seven years ago. >> reporter: jennifer deal was one of the teachers let go. >> it's a little emotional so i'm going to do my best here. it made you feel very unappreciated. so it wasn't really fair. >> it's something that i certainly lost a lot of sleep over because i fundamentally believe that the quality of teachers will make the biggest difference in our students' education. so, really, the pressure is on me. if i get this wrong, the turnaround won't work. >> reporter: some critics say that's what's wrong with the federal turnaround solution. the teachers are replaced but the problems persist. it is easy to blame teachers. >> i'm turning over the staff. i'm turning over the school administration. the school has been through this pretty much every year since it opened. i'm not willing to wait for the school to improve. i'm not willing to say this is going to take us ten years. the school has been so underperforming for so long. >> reporter: massive curriculum overhaul is required. he is letting the staff lead the changes. >> i would like one performance play. >>
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